Hopton Hall is a historic building, which was once owned by Sir John Gell a leading figure in Derbyshire before and after the Civil War as a parliamentary figure. Today, you can rent out a piece of Hopton hall as it has been separated in to holiday cottages or walk through its historic gardens.
John Gell is one of the more well-known figures to be associated with Hopton Hall. Coming from a wealthy family he had interests within the lead mining industry and estates. Gell was also the governor of Derby and a leading military commander for parliament in the Civil War against the king, Charles I, in 1642.
Below is a memorial to Sir John Gell.